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Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  4 responses

Semih Erden to Sign With Turkey’s Besiktas


Semih Erden will join Deron Williams on the Besiktas roster during the NBA lockout. Per the Plain Dealer: “Semih Erden has become the first Cavaliers player to find work overseas during the NBA lockout. He won’t have to leave his hometown to earn a paycheck. The 7-foot forward is planning to play for Besiktas, a Turkish team that also signed New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams. The club is located in Erden’s native Istanbul. He was expected to finalize the contract either Tuesday or Wednesday. Under terms of the agreement, he can return to the Cavaliers once the lockout is resolved. Agents for several Cleveland players have said their clients are considering European options as the league’s work stoppage threatens the start of the season. Erden, 25, was limited to just four games last season with the Cavaliers due a shoulder injury that required surgery. The club acquired him along with Luke Harangody from Boston at the trade deadline for a second-round pick. In 41 overall games, he averaged four points, 2.9 rebounds and 14-plus minutes in his rookie season.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    HES A SOLID PLAYER WHO COULD BECOME BETTER.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Still can’t believe Boston traded him to make room for Jeff Foster… that was just a terrible decision.

  • http://www.optimabbc.be Max

    ^
    Green?

  • omphalos

    Not Jeff green, I meant troy Murphy, but got him confused with Jeff foster. Knew it was a former Indiana player. My bad.

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